Health Information Management

Drug administration challenges continue

Briefings on APCs, April 1, 2008

Despite the fact that the 2008 OPPS final rule did not make any major drug administration changes, providers still have many questions regarding coding, billing, and charging for injection and infusion services. Hierarchy of services The most frequently asked question is about the AMA's 2008 CPT Manual reference to an explicit hierarchy for selecting the initial service code for IV infusion and injection services.

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